07 septembre 2013

Why temping is tempting for students

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . An agency finds placements for you – and you get to experience a range of workplaces, from the weird to the wonderful. If you can't afford to do an unpaid internship and don't fancy pulling pints all summer, temping can be a great way to earn money and gain varied work experience – and you get to keep your weekends. More...

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The best policy for student insurance – go it alone or piggyback parents?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Students, with an average of £2,000-worth of gadgets, are three times more likely to be a victim of burglary than the average household. We look at their cover options. The average student now lugs more than £2,000-worth of laptops, smartphones and bicycles to university but they are nearly three times more likely to be a victim of a burglary than a conventional family household. So what should they do about buying insurance? More...

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Broadband: cheapest ways for students to get connected

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Plusnet is still the favourite with a rolling term-time only contract for landline and broadband. If you are renting a private house or flat, chances are you are going to need internet access. Most phone companies impose a minimum contract of a year or 18 months, and you'll mostly have to take a landline to get broadband.
Plusnet has long been the students' friend in that it will allow you take out a rolling contract you can stop when the summer term ends – for nine months. Plusnet Unlimited broadband with weekend calls costs £12.49 a month plus £14.50 a month for the landline. You get a free router (£5.99 delivery) and the contract can be cancelled at any time with 10 days notice. There's an upfront £25 activation fee. More...

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03 septembre 2013

Student part-time work increases

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy Leone Richmond. Nearly two thirds of students are now working part time to help fund their studies, according to new research. The survey, conducted by insurance provider Endsleigh alongside the National Union of Students, found that 57 per cent of students are earning extra cash while at university, a 7 percentage point rise since last year. 
According to the study, which questioned 1,704 university students, part-time work is being increasingly relied on to cover living costs. More than half (55 per cent) of students are spending their additional income on accommodation, food and household bills. More...

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01 septembre 2013

Student life: an alternative gap year with Year Here

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy Josie Gurney-Read. Year Here, a gap year programme launched in March 2013, culminated this week, as university graduates competed for a £5,000 grant to launch a social enterprise. Forget full moon parties in Thailand, for many graduates today the typical gap year route isn’t enough. Gap years, especially post-university, increasingly need to provide the opportunity to improve long term career prospects.
Year Here, a new gap year programme for university graduates and A-level school leavers, is seeking to provide an alternative to the traditional gap year experience, by giving graduates the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills without leaving the country. Read more...

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'I'm leaving for university soon without my boyfriend – what are the chances of us staying together?'

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . A young woman and her boyfriend have both won places at university – but from September, they will be over 200 miles apart. Dr Petra Boynton advises how to keep a long-distance relationship going, at the same time as enjoying life in a new city without each other.
I’ve got a place at university and so has my boyfriend but he will be in another city 200 miles away. He is confident all will be fine, but I worry the distance will break us up. Do you have advice on how we can stay together?
Firstly congratulations to you both for getting into university. I hope you both really enjoy your next few years at college. Read more...

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31 août 2013

Geneviève Fioraso lance la caution locative étudiante et confirme les 40.000 logements sur cinq ans


Par Jean-Noël Escudié. Geneviève Fioraso, ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, a annoncé, le 20 août, deux mesures pour développer le logement étudiant. La première s'inspire très directement d'un dispositif mis en place par certaines régions, comme l'Aquitaine et Midi-Pyrénées. Suite de l'article...

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28 août 2013

Location étudiant : le budget, majeure difficulté pour un étudiant sur deux

http://www.e-orientations.com/imgs/orientation-etudes-metier-emploi.gif54 % : c’est le taux d’étudiants qui rencontrent des difficultés pour financer leur logement. Voilà le résultat préoccupant d’un  sondage mené par le site PAP (de Particulier à Particulier) auprès de 3 861 visiteurs. Une situation alarmante qui incite de plus en plus d’étudiants à trouver des alternatives.
"Au cours de vos recherches de logement, quelles difficultés avez-vous déjà rencontrées ?", telle est l’une des questions que l’on peut voir figurer sur le site PAP (de Particulier à Particulier), dans un questionnaire sur "Le logement étudiant". Et à cette question, la majorité des étudiants s’accordent pour pointer du doigt le problème du budget. Ils sont en effet 54 %, soit un étudiant sur deux, à rencontrer des difficultés pour trouver un logement correspondant à son budget. Et ce, malgré une majorité qui se dit prête à dépenser entre 300 et 500 euros de loyer pour la rentrée 2013. Suite...

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26 août 2013

Logement étudiant : création d’une caution locative étudiante

http://e-orientations.com/imgs/orientation-etudes-metier-emploi.gifDès la rentrée prochaine, un système de caution locative public sera mis en place, vient de présenter la ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, Geneviève Fioraso. A long terme, 20 000 étudiants pourraient bénéficier de cette nouvelle mesure.
Quelques heures après la publication d'une enquête alarmante de l’UNEF sur le coût de la vie étudiante, Geneviève Fioraso, la ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, vient d'annoncer la création prochaine d’un système de caution locative public. Un système visant notamment à améliorer la situation des étudiants en matière de logement. Suite...

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25 août 2013

Food that makes the meal

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUa0Fk_7FQscWtrZHpz8OJg_QGcHVj2y63B7yEHt5K8aA7JDrjTD2O-wBy Lauren Williams. While location is key when it comes to campus dining, students also appreciate delicious, unique food options. Here are some schools that have added meal options that have become a hit with students:
School: Purchase College (N.Y.)
Eatery: Terra Ve Café
Why its food makes the meal: It’s a restaurant-style experience that serves a diverse amount of vegan and vegetarian options, including sushi, hot and cold sandwiches, grilled entrées, pizza, and dessert. Purchase College surveyed its students before adding this option to better fit its student demographic. It’s also the first completely vegan/vegetarian restaurant on a college campus in the U.S. More...

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